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Childhood Obesity: Why Children of Color Are Gaining More Weight


Minorities are more likely than whites to gain weight in their childhood years. This increases their risk of being obese or overweight in adulthood, according to new research.

In the research study, Blacks, Hispanics and American Indians were more likely to surpass the average weight by the time they are 18 than their white peers.


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